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Apple publishes Maps data to show how lockdowns affect movement

The information, available on a public website, shows changes for major cities and 63 countries or regions. In Melbourne, Apple’s data shows driving requests are down 53 per cent, walking requests down 61 per cent and transit requests down 83 per cent. In Sydney lockdown orders have had slightly less …

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Estuaries warming and acidifying because of climate change, study finds

Over the 12-year period, estuaries heated an average 0.2 degrees a year, to be 2.16 degrees warmer. Shallow estuaries typically warm up faster than nearby seas – especially if they become cut up by low river flows. The waters also became more acidic at the pace of 0.09 pH units …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records ten COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, New York death toll hits 10,000

The NRMA is urging motorists to tick over the engines amid a surge of call-outs for battery failures. From March 8 to April 4, there were over 26000 battery-related call-outs made to the insurance company, making up over a third of all roadside assistance requests. NRMA spokesperson Peter Khoury said …

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Bombers’ lack of standards contributed to finals failures: Lloyd

“I just feel like through that period when [Justin] Blumfield left, [Blake] Caracella left … [the club had] salary-cap issues, then Damien Hardwick had to leave for salary-cap issues. And just our standards really dropped. “We probably weren’t working as hard, other teams [got] better. We lost our aura … …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.9 million, Australian unemployment rate to spike mid-2020 as nation’s death toll stands at 61

Frontline workers need more transparency about the supply of protective gowns, masks and face shields and what is being done to preserve the highly-sought after equipment, experts say. It comes as staff at St Vincent’s Hospital’s intensive care unit were instructed to wear two smaller visors as supplies of face …

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AFL players eligible for JobKeeper scheme

It also means first-year players are likely to be eligible as their base annual contract was to earn between $105,000 , for a first-round pick, to $90,000, for later picks, and that wage has now been cut by at least 50 per cent for the second half of the year. …

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Residents, staff contract COVID-19 after infected aged-care worker kept working

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was important not to cast blame before the facts involving Newmarch House had been established. “Obviously it’s of huge concern and very disappointing if someone who has the disease keeps working,” she said. “We can’t cast blame automatically, let’s wait for the facts. What …

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Schools ‘prepared for the unexpected’ on first day of term two

Victorian Primary School Principals Associationpresident Anne-Maree Kliman said principals had been working frantically over the four-day Easter period to prepare their schools for a term of remote learning, and expected the vast majority of students would stay home. “Schools are fairly confident that they know their numbers, and that they …

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Massive hike in virus testing seeks to find true rate of transmission

The Alfred hospitals tests an average of 250 people per day for COVID-19, while the Royal Melbourne swabs about 150. The Austin’s coronavirus screening clinic also tests about 130 people for the virus each day. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said anyone with fever or acute respiratory symptoms, including a cough …

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